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Read the latest commentary from The Advocate, the leading source for LGBT news and politics. Discover what public figures and pundits have to say about gay issues and topics that touch the lives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and its allies. Find op-eds from columnists like HIV activist Tyler Curry or Advocate.com editors Michelle Garcia and Neal Broverman. The experts weigh in on the latest developments in the LGBT rights movement, and The Advocate offers an outlet for their commentary.
Op-ed: Will the Next Defense Secretary Continue the Pentagon's Equality Expansion?

Dear Ash Carter: You Have Big Shoes To Fill

The next Defense secretary will likely have to carry the mantle of fully integrating all LGBT people into the military. Is Ash Carter game to do it?

Op-ed: Trans Glamour Versus Trans Activism

Op-ed: Trans Glamour Versus Trans Activism

A positive step in transgender visibility doesn't necessarily mean it's a step for transgender activism.

Op-ed: How Tom Saved Finland

Op-ed: How Tom Saved Finland

The art of Touko Laaksonen, or Tom of Finland, may have played a role in the recent passage of marriage equality in his Nordic motherland.

Op-ed: K-12 Teachers, Let's Step Up for Our Trans Students

Op-ed: K-12 Teachers, Let's Step Up for Our Trans Students

A teacher reminds his fellow educators: We're here to develop empathetic citizens. So why continue to bar trans students from their gender-affirming bathrooms?

Op-ed: Why 'I Can't Breathe' Does Belong on the Basketball Court

Op-ed: Why 'I Can't Breathe' Belongs on the Basketball Court

Some say sports isn't political, but one athlete argues the opposite.

Op-ed: When Teaching Means Going Back Into The Closet

Op-ed: When Teaching Means Going Back Into The Closet

A new initiative by Teach for America strives to give educators the resources to break down the closet door.

Op-ed: Gay Abstinence Is Not the Answer to the FDA Blood Ban

Op-ed: Gay Abstinence Isn't an Answer to Blood Ban

A proposed amendment to the FDA blood ban that requires a one-year period of abstinence is ineffective and discriminatory, says the CEO of Gay Men's Health Crisis.

Op-ed: Homeless for the Holidays

Hundreds of Kids Stuck on Waiting List for a Bed

Some parents kick their kids out into the December cold for being gay. Here's your chance to help them.

Op-ed: My Lesbian Moms Saved My Life

Op-ed: My Lesbian Moms Saved My Life

This coming-of-age tale wouldn't be possible without two moms.

Are White Gay Men Too Privileged to Understand Racial Inequality?

We can sift through the minutiae of the killing of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and John Crawford, or we can seek to understand the ways in which oppression is a shared burden that ignores

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